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Judge Who Punched Attorney Returning To Bench

VIERA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge accused of punching an assistant public defender during an altercation outside a courtroom is returning to the bench but in a different capacity. Brevard County Court Judge John […]

CBS Tampa–06/28/2014

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Troopers Conducting Special Detail Along I-10

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting a special detail along the state’s western stretch of Interstate 10/ The Interstate 10 Challenge is an intensified enforcement effort that began Friday and […]

CBS Tampa–06/27/2014

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Florida Lawmaker Accepts Deal After DUI Arrest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A member of the Florida Legislature arrested on a drunken driving charge was sentenced to six months of probation and subjected to alcohol tests under a plea deal agreed upon Thursday. […]

CBS Tampa–06/27/2014

A Walmart manager who was taken on a wild 15-mile, 90 mph ride in the back of a pickup truck of stolen beer has been fired for his actions.  (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Walmart Electronics Scheme Broken Up

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old Walmart employee is accused of a scheme to steal electronics from the store he worked for in Pinellas Park. Kevin Rious and his 26-year-old accomplice James Lall were […]

CBS Tampa–06/27/2014

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Florida Gov. Signs Bill For Use Of Pot Strain

Some patients in Florida are going to be able to use a strain of low-potency marijuana under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Petition Filed To Increase Florida Bar Fees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some 500 attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to increase Florida Bar membership fees by $100, from $265 annually to $365. Former Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero is leading the […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Florida Judge Given Opposing Views On Map Trial

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being given starkly different versions of what happened when state legislators drew new political maps for Congress. Attorneys for the Florida Legislature and groups suing them have […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Starbucks To Open College Program For Baristas

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks plans to announce a program Monday intended to help its baristas earn an online college degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make the program available to […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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The Top 10 Most Stolen Cars According To Lojack

Once again, the Honda Accord tops the list as the most stolen car equipped with a vehicle-tracking device made by Lojack. After the Honda Accord, the rest of the top-10 list includes: 2. Honda Civic […]

CBS Tampa–05/27/2014

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National Enquirer Leaving Florida Headquarters

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A tabloid that has long prided itself on turning heads in supermarket checkout lines is heading back to its New York roots. The National Enquirer is leaving its Boca […]

CBS Tampa–05/21/2014

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